Published on December 9th, 2015 | by admin

Take a spin on Arts Centre Melbourne’s Dance Floor

MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2015 – Arts Centre Melbourne is inviting movers and shakers of all ages and dance abilities to take a spin on its interactive Dance Floor this summer. From 11 – 23 December, Melburnians have the chance to trip the light fantastic on a state-of-the-art dance floor installation commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and created by innovative technologists Eat More Code. Whether participants are prima ballerinas or have two left feet, Dance Floor is designed to get everyone moving! Dancer’s movements light up the floor and as they leap, twirl and tiptoe across this interactive space a unique sound and light spectacular is triggered. Dance lovers can take a spin on the floor to much loved ballet scores – or step up to the ballet barre and practise their plié!

Set up in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Smorgon Family Plaza the free installation was inspired by the joy of play, movement and music and draws on the beauty of ballet and ballet scores.

“Often after a ballet performance you see young audiences dancing and twirling around the building,’’ says Arts Centre Melbourne Families and Young People Creative Producer,  Ebony Bott. “Dance Floor gives them an outlet for them to respond to what has inspired them during a performance. It makes them the stars of the show!” “Some will dance on the open floor, others will play with the ballet barre, others will listen to the sounds and some will watch from the sidelines. It is an experience for everyone.” Eat More Code principals Heidi Angove & Justin Hawkins are recognised veteran software engineers and technologists. For Dance Floor they have collaborated with visual artist Sasha Grbich, sound designer Ian Moorhead, lighting designer Chris Petrides and choreographer Ingrid Voorendt. Participants can visit Dance Floor in Smorgon Family Plaza before seeing The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet or stay after the show to try out some moves of their own!

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Eat More Code’s

Dance Floor

11 – 23 December

All day

Smorgon Family Plaza


Workshop: It’s Time to Tutu

Children aged 3 – 5 and their grown-ups are invited to come along in their favourite dress-ups to whirl, tiptoe and gallop to fantastic ballet tunes, enjoying the magic and creativity of dance. Fairies, frogs, princes and princesses welcome.

14 and 15 December 9.45am and 11.30am

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